Te Tuna

Pacific Islands - A monster in the form of an eel. He seduced Hina when she came to earth to bathe. In another version, he seduced a girl named Ina Moe-Aitu and then ordered her to cut off his head and bury it. The first coconut tree grew from the buried head. Some say that it was Raukura, the wife of Maui, who was seduced and the angry god chopped Te Tuna into pieces from which came not only the coconut palm but many species of fish. Referred to as Te Tuna, Tuna, Tuna, Tunaroa, Tunaroa, Tuna(roa) or Tuna(roa).

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